Review: J. Cole's "Born Sinner"

Cole World: The Sideline Story was considered somewhat of a disappointment to fans who really knew the raw talent that J. Cole posseses. The storyteller and the street smart rapper that fans loved...

  • Review: J. Cole's "Born Sinner"
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    Cole World: The Sideline Story was considered somewhat of a disappointment to fans who really knew the raw talent that J. Cole posseses. The storyteller and the street smart rapper that fans loved was missing in his debut album. This time around Cole delivers a more cohesive project, with tracks easily flowing one by one to create a complete concept: Born Sinner. He comes on strong with the...
  • Mike WiLL Announces "Buy The World" Single With Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar & Future
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    Mike WiLL Made It released a slew of huge singles last year, including Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop", Future's "Sh!t", and his own "23". Still, it seemed that the producer had something big in the works that he was preparing to unleash on the world. Despite having a huge number of hits under his belt, the Atlanta producer has proved himself to be something of an album-oriented artist, helping to...
  • 10 Most Infamous Catfights In Hip-Hop
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    Beefs between rappers in hip hop are nothing new. Through the years we’ve seen infamous rivalries in the rap world, the most prominent being 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G’s East Coast/West Coast feud and perhaps the Jay Z and Nas New York rap war. Likened to these beefs are the numerous catfights that have occurred over the years in hip hop, although catfights never seem to make quite...
  • HOT97 Summer Jam XX Recap: Festival Village With Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg & More!
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    The Festival Village stage was a special event for HNHH, as we actually served as a sponsor, and had our own tent at the show. So not only did we get to take in all the performances, but also had Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg, and Action Bronson stop by the tent for autographs and interviews. The first performer of the day started off with some of the most brutal honesty we heard on-stage. "Y'all might not...
  • Snoop Lion Releasing "Dog For Dog" Brand Dog Food
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    Snoop Lion has been active with helping his community with various ventures, and since his trip to Jamaica which lead to a name change and a more positive outlook on life, he has been looking even more to contribute to charitable events.  Now he is going to release a dog food that will help dogs who are in shelters.  During a recent appearance on the talk show "Chelsea Lately," Snoop announced...
  • Shooting The Shit With Jarren Benton
    Jarren Benton hasn't dropped a new project since My Grandmother's Basement last June, and he also hasn't dropped much in the way of new music either. That's not to say the (weirdest) member of Funk Volume hasn't kept himself busy. He was heavily promoting himself for a spot on the XXL Freshmen list, and it worked to his benefit, as he was named the People's Champ on this year's list. In addition,...
  • 5 Mob Films Essential To Hip-Hop
    The inspiration rappers draw from mob films can't be denied. Flicks such as The Godfather, King Of New York, Casino, Goodfellas and Scarface have helped shape the persona of many of your favorite emcees. Artists tend identify with characters that rise above all odds and prosper, in a criminal field or otherwise. Tony Montana, Frank White, Vito Corleone, Sam Rothstein  - the...
  • Gucci Mane Dropping Three Mixtapes In One Day With "World War 3" Series
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    Gucci Mane is one of the most prolific rappers. So far this year he's released six projects, five of which were for free. Now Gucci will bring that total up to nine, with the announcement of a three-tape release, World War 3- Molly, Gas, and of course, Lean. On top of this, Gucci has already announced another new album for the Fall, Mr.GuWop, as well as a Bricksquad collaborative effort, Big...
  • Snow Tha Product Talks On Her First Rap, Her Latin Roots & Chicano Rap With Damon Campbell
    We got our host Damon Campbell, who you may have seen recently interview Caskey, to have a sit-down with female rapper on the come-up, Snow Tha Product, for a discussion about her Latin roots as well as some randomness, in typical Damon form, such as about the time Snow closed the gap between her teeth without the help of braces. Campbell met up with Snow after a show in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and...
  • Future's New Album Will Be Called "Future Hendrix"
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    Future just released his new album, Honest, this week, and while it's got its share of ballads, much of the record has a more aggressive tone than fans may have been expecting from it's pre-delay rollout. Turns out, Future scrapped the album that was meant for a November release and started fresh, though it seems we will be hearing much of the material in a new album released later this year. The...
  • Arrest Warrant Issued For Nipsey Hussle
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    Nipsey Hussle skipped out on a court date which stemmed from a 2012 arrest for driving with a suspended license, and now an arrest warrant has been issued for the West Coast rapper. Nipsey has been staying out of trouble with the law in recent times, promoting his "Crenshaw" tour leaks and creating anticipation for Victory Lap, so let's hope he resolves this issue quickly. Nipsey was supposed...
  • The-Dream's Baby Mama Releases Photos Of Injuries Following Alleged Attack
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    Things aren't looking too good for The-Dream. As we reported on yesterday, the r'n'b singer posted bail at $20,000, after he turned himself into the police for questioning centered around domestic violence allegations from his ex-girlfriend Lydia Name. Terius Nash remained adamant of his innocence, alleging that Nam was falsely accusing him because her visa is about to run up. Today though, Nam...
  • Danny Brown Says Big Sean Was Probably "Spoiled Or Sheltered," Talks Detroit Bankruptcy
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    Danny Brown has always made sure to pay tribute to his hometown. His Detroit State Of Mind mixtape series, and his work with local producers like Black Milk and OhNo, are good examples of the city's influence on his music, but Danny has not always painted a positive picture of Detroit. In tracks like XXX's "Fields" the rapper details the less-than-ideal living situation in the city,...
  • Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP 2" Goes Platinum, J. Cole's "Crooked Smile" Goes Gold
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    In a matter of just two weeks, Eminem's new album MMLP2 has already been certified platinum. The album sold 792,000 units opening week, so it's not that surprising that he's now reach 1 million. He's sold approximately 1,003,000 copies, and will drop to #2 on the Billboard 200 this week. On a related note, J. Cole's "Crooked Smile" single went gold, selling 500,000 copies. Cole...
  • Drake Says He Won His Beef With Common
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    Last year, Drake and Common had a highly publicized beef on record. Starting with Common's "Sweet," garnering a response from Drizzy on "Stay Schemin'," and ending with Common addressing Drake by name on his own remix of the track. The two later made peace at the NBA all-star game, but nothing has been said about the beef since. In an interview with XXL, Drake has finally broken his silence on...
  • Freddie Gibbs Says Young Jeezy Was Not Supportive Of Split, Calls Him Fake [Update: Gibbs Calls Out Jeezy Again]
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    Freddie Gibbs parted ways from Young Jeezy's CTE label last year, following rumors that the two may be ending their affiliation. At first, it seemed like Gangsta Gibbs was keeping his mouth shut about the split, saying only that it was a mutual business decision. As time progresses Gibbs has opened up more about the split, and revealed that it was not an amicable one. In a new interview with...
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